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Medicine 876
Homeopathy 580
American Civil War 480
Physicians 439
Military Personnel 372
Materia Medica 312
Yellow Fever 273
Societies, Medical 270
Education, Medical 253
Surgical Procedures, Operative 246
Therapeutics 246
Military Medicine 237
Anatomy 216
Confederate States of America. Army 216
Phytotherapy 212
Hospitals, Military 204
Libraries, Medical 204
Hygiene 202
Pharmaceutical Preparations 202
Clinical Medicine 195
Disease Outbreaks 176
Schools, Medical 162
General Surgery 143
Physiological Phenomena 143
Genital Diseases, Female 137
Tuberculosis, Pulmonary 131
Hospitals, Psychiatric 129
United States. Army 127
World War I 126
Obstetrics 122
Chemistry 117
Constitution and Bylaws 116
Mental Disorders 116
Disease 112
Physiological Processes 111
Child 110
Military Hygiene 110
Fever 107
Character 105
Dissent and Disputes 104
Midwifery 104
Public Health 104
Smallpox 103
Mineral Waters 100
Epidemics 94
Phrenology 94
Electric Stimulation Therapy 93
Sanitation 93
Hydrotherapy 90
Pediatrics 90
Philosophy, Medical 87
Eye Diseases 86
Sexually Transmitted Diseases 85
Equipment and Supplies 84
Nonprescription Drugs 80
Plants, Medicinal 80
Skin Diseases 80
Cholera 78
Syphilis 78
Jurisprudence 77
Relief Work 77
National Library of Medicine (U.S.) 75
Professional Practice 75
Ethics, Medical 74
Physiology 74
Forensic Medicine 72
History of Medicine 71
Typhoid Fever 70
Health Behavior 69
Malaria 69
Quarantine 69
Diet 67
Pregnancy 67
Pregnancy Complications 67
Anniversaries and Special Events 66
Fractures, Bone 65
Infant Care 65
Hypnosis 64
Chemical Phenomena 63
Vaccination 60
Dentistry 58
Mortality 58
Pathologic Processes 58
Delivery, Obstetric 56
Temperance 56
Personnel Management 55
Religion and Medicine 55
Faculty, Medical 53
Diphtheria 52
Health Resorts 52
Medicine, Traditional 52
Eclecticism, Historical 51
Heart Diseases 51
Natural History 51
Nostrums 51
Respiratory Tract Diseases 51
Tuberculosis 51
Climate 50
Infant 50
Reproduction 50
Curriculum 49
Drug Therapy 49
Mentally Ill Persons 49
Communicable Diseases 48
Tooth Diseases 48
Charities 47
Alcohol Drinking 46
Gynecologic Surgical Procedures 46
Science 46
Genital Diseases, Male 45
Nervous System Diseases 45
Wounds and Injuries 45
Balneology 44
Ether, Ethyl 44
Influenza, Human 44
Water Supply 44
Inflammation 43
Pathology 43
Communicable Disease Control 42
Dyspepsia 42
Periodicals as Topic 42
Women's Health 42
Naval Medicine 41
Physical Examination 41
Wounds, Gunshot 41
Codes of Ethics 40
Cooking 40
Homicide 40
Child Care 39
Lung Diseases 39
Morton, W. T. G. (William Thomas Green), 1819-1868 39
Public Health Administration 39
Social Welfare 39
Urinalysis 39
Marriage 38
Prisons 38
Hospitals, Special 37
Masturbation 37
Nursing Care 37
Ovariectomy 37
Sanitary Engineering 37
Gynecology 36
Horse Diseases 36
Plants 36
Quackery 36
Universities 36
Alcoholism 35
Dissection 35
Neoplasms 35
Resuscitation 35
United States Sanitary Commission 35
Uterine Diseases 35
Alcoholic Beverages 34
Abstracting and Indexing as Topic 33
Complementary Therapies 33
Drug Compounding 33
Gonorrhea 33
Sexual Behavior 33
Anatomy, Regional 32
Croup 32
Ear Diseases 32
Fund Raising 32
Health 32
Indians, North American 32
Obstetric Labor Complications 32
Plant Preparations 32
Societies 32
Uterine Neoplasms 32
Ventilation 32
Veterinary Medicine 32
Botany 31
Diagnosis 31
History, 19th Century 31
Pneumonia 31
Surgical Instruments 31
Christianity 30
Education 30
Hospitals 30
Chronic Disease 29
Hernia 29
Parturition 29
Respiratory Therapy 29
Typhus, Epidemic Louse-Borne 29
U.S. General Hospital No. 18 (Waynesville, N.C.) 29
Anesthesia, Inhalation 28
Exhibits as Topic 28
Legislation, Medical 28
Women 28
Artificial Limbs 27
First Aid 27
Longevity 27
Oral Hygiene 27
Orthopedics 27
Philosophy 27
Schools 27
Topography, Medical 27
Amputation 26
Brain 26
Diagnosis, Differential 26
Disabled Persons 26
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by Harris, Chapin Aaron, 1806-1860; Harris, Chapin Aaron, 1806-1860. Dictionary of dental science, biography, bibliography, and medical terminology
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Rev. ed. of A dictionary of dental science, biography, bibliography, and medical terminology, 1849
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Topics: Dentistry, Medicine, Terminology as Topic
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by Hippocrates; Coxe, John Redman, 1773-1864; Galen
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NLM copy 1, stamp of Mott Memorial Library on t.p
Topics: History of Medicine, History, Ancient, Greek World
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by Coxe, John Redman, 1773-1864; Fox, Joseph, 1759-1832. A new medical dictionary; Fry, William, 1777-1855, printer; Thomas Dobson and Son, publisher
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A page-for-page reprint of the Philadelphia 1808 edition
Topic: Medicine
Will digitize
Topic: Medicine
The Medical Heritage Library
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NLM copy imperfect: all after p. 376 wanting
Topic: Homeopathy
Will digitize
Topic: Medicine
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by Hahnemann, Samuel, 1755-1843; National Center for Homoeopathy (U.S.), donor. DNLM; American Foundation for Homoeopathy, former owner. DNLM; Dudgeon, R. E. (Robert Ellis), 1820-1904
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Translation of various essays
Topic: Homeopathy
NLM copy, inscription of Frank [Gall?], Baltimore, Md., Oct. 7th, 1858; gift stamp of Miss Digges
Topic: Medicine
Includes index
Topic: Medicine
The Medical Heritage Library
by United States. War Dept. Inspector General's Office; Steuben, Friedrich Wilhelm Ludolf Gerhard Augustin, Baron von, 1730-1794; Doolittle, Amos, 1754-1832, engraver; United States. Congress. Act to provide for the national defence, by establishing an uniform militia
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The author statement appears on the t.p. after the edition statement
Topics: Military Personnel, Military Medicine
"The basis of the present work is Dr. [Joseph] Fox's 'New medical dictionary, revised and augmented by Dr. [Thomas] Bradley'" - p. [v]
Topic: Medicine
Translation of The male generative organs in health and disease
Topics: Genitalia, Male, Genital Diseases, Male
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by Rapou, Aug. (Auguste); Granville, Arthur Alleyn, translator; National Center for Homoeopathy (U.S.), donor. DNLM; American Foundation for Homoeopathy, former owner. DNLM; Grosvenor Library, former owner
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Translation of De la fièvre typhoïde et de son traitement homoeopathique
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Topics: Typhoid Fever, Homeopathy
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Microfilm
Topic: Marijuana Abuse
With 32 p. of advertisements at the end
Topics: Medicine, Physiology
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Translation of Elémens d'hygiène, ou, De l'influence des choses physiques et morales sur l'homme et des moyens de conserver la santé
Topics: Hygiene, Health Behavior
Includes index
Topic: Medicine
Previous ed. has title: Medical lexicon
Topic: Medicine
NLM copy, inscription to [Wm.?] R. DeWitt Jr., M.D. from Richard Clements, M.D
Topic: Medicine
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by Barton, William P. C. (William Paul Crillon), 1786-1856; Barton, William P. C. (William Paul Crillon), 1786-1856, illustrator; Parker, Daniel, 1782-1846, dedicatee
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This edition is listed in Poore's Descriptive cat. of government publications, p. 115, with note that it was "purchased by the Government, for distribution among officials."
Topics: Pennsylvania Hospital (Philadelphia, Pa.), United States. Navy. Medical Dept, Hospitals, Military,...
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by Gardner, D. P. (Daniel Pereira), d. 1853; Hooper, Robert, 1773-1835. Lexicon medicum; Grant, Klein
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Based on the 7th London ed. of Hooper's Lexicon medicum, rev. by Klein Grant
Topic: Medicine
Previous ed. has title: Dictionary of medical science
Topic: Medicine
The Medical Heritage Library
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NLM copy bound second in pamphlet volume W6 P3 v.240
Topics: Fever, Nonprescription Drugs
The Medical Heritage Library
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Includes index
Topic: Homeopathy
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by Jeanes, Jacob, 1800-1877; National Center for Homoeopathy (U.S.), donor. DNLM; American Foundation for Homoeopathy, former owner. DNLM
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First American book on homeopathy
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Topic: Homeopathy
NLM copy, stamp of E.P. Cook, M.D
Topic: Medicine
US National Library of Medicine
by Aristotle; Voynich, Wilfred Michael, 1865-1930, former owner; National Library of Medicine. Manuscript. E 3
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Manuscript codex
Topics: Animals, Birds
The Medical Heritage Library
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Half-title: Patogenesia brasileña
Topic: Homeopathy
Added t.p. in German
Topic: Medicine
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by Aristotle, pseud; Salmon, William, 1644-1713
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Attributed to William Salmon. Cf. Brit. Mus. cat
Topics: Sex Education, Gynecology, Obstetrics, Reproduction
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Topic: Medicine
Condition reviewed
Topics: Abortion, Spontaneous, Abortion, Spontaneous, Homeopathy
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by Bulliard, Pierre, 1752-1793; Richard, Louis-Claude, 1754-1821; Eaton, Amos, 1776-1842, translator
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Apparently a translation by Amos Eaton of Pierre Bulliard's Dictionnaire élémentaire de botanique, which was revised by L.-C. Richard in 1799
Topic: Botany
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by Johnson, Samuel, 1709-1784; Walker, John, 1732-1807; Maxwell, James, publisher; Maxwell, James, printer; Fairman, Gideon, 1774-1827, engraver; Bayne-Jones, Stanhope, 1888-1970, donor; Smith, Erwin F. (Erwin Frink), 1854-1927, former owner
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Second issue of the first American edition
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Topics: Medicine, Botany
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by Jahr, G. H. G. (Gottlieb Heinrich Georg), 1800-1875; Kitchen, James, 1800-1894, translator; National Center for Homoeopathy (U.S.), donor. DNLM; American Foundation for Homoeopathy, former owner. DNLM
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First homeopathic pharmacopoeia published in the U.S. Cf. Winston
Topics: Pharmacopoeias, Homeopathic, Materia Medica
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by Hoblyn, Richard D. (Richard Dennis), 1803-1886; Hays, Isaac, 1796-1879
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Half-title: A dictionary of medical terms
Topic: Medicine
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by Hempel, Charles J. (Charles Julius), 1811-1879; Buchner, Joseph Benedict; Gruner, Carl Ernst; Jahr, G. H. G. (Gottlieb Heinrich Georg), 1800-1875; National Center for Homoeopathy (U.S.), donor. DNLM; American Foundation for Homoeopathy, former owner. DNLM
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Includes index
Topics: Materia Medica, Pharmacopoeias, Homeopathic
NLM copy, imperfect: plate incomplete, shows only figs. 5-8
Topic: Medicine
The Medical Heritage Library
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The same two parts were previously published under this title in "the seventh New-England edition" (1813) "A treasure of health" (p. [67]-71) is attributed to Hippocrates in the pref. to the version of the main work published in London in 1749 under title: Aristotle's compleat master piece. In three parts
Topics: Reproduction, Sexual Behavior, Congenital Abnormalities, Midwifery
Includes index
Topic: Homeopathy
NLM copy, inscription, Ed. Nolan, Wm. C. Kazsner, Wm. G. Hamilton; Property of Dr. T.C. Wheaton, Milleville N.J. July 1873, on front pastedown; D.L. Trites' book, C.S. Trites' book on t.p
Topic: Medicine
Published in Madrid, 1844-1850
Topics: Clinical Medicine, Internal Medicine
Will digitize
Topic: Chemistry
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by Culpeper, Nicholas, 1616-1654; Allen, John, 1660?-1727?, printer; Boone, Nicholas, 1679-1738, bookseller; Henchman, Daniel, 1689-1761, bookseller; Edwards, John, d. 1725, printer; Royal College of Physicians of London
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Originally published in 1649 under title: "A physicall directory; or, A translation of the London dispensatory, made by the Colledge of Physicians in London [Wing C7540]," itself a translation of the Pharmacopoeia Londinensis of 1618. Cf. Wellcome, II. p. 414, and Austin
Topics: Materia Medica, Pharmaceutical Preparations
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by Hahnemann, Samuel, 1755-1843
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Condensed Portugese translation of Reine Arzneimittellehre
Topics: Homeopathy, Materia Medica
Final 32 p. of v. 1 is publisher's catalog
Topic: Yellow Fever
Includes bibliographical references and index
Topics: Drug Prescriptions, Pharmaceutical Preparations
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by Hahnemann, Samuel, 1755-1843; Hering, Constantine, 1800-1880
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Topic: Homeopathy
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by Williams, Thomas, 1815-1891; Calvert, James, 1813-1892; Rowe, George Stringer
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Includes bibliographical references
Topics: Cultural Characteristics, Oceanic Ancestry Group, Missions and Missionaries
A revised edition was published by the same publisher in 1811 under title: The American medical lexicon
Topics: Medicine, Science
English 2nd ed. published 1845 with title: A cyclopaedia of practical receipts and collateral information
Topic: Technology
Part 2 has special title page. An earlier edition (Frankfort, 1815) was published under title: Valuable vegetable medical prescriptions, for the cure of all nervous and putrid disorders
Topics: Carter, Richard, b. 1786, Phytotherapy, Materia Medica
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by Hooper, Robert, 1773-1835; Quincy, John, d. 1722. Lexicon physico-medicum; Warner, Benjamin, 1786-1821, publisher; Parker, Edward, bookseller, publisher; M. Carey & Son, publisher; Griggs & Co., printer
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In his preface the author states that this is an almost completely new work, and not merely a revision of John Quincy's Lexicon medicum, which was first published in 1717
Topic: Medicine
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by Rayer, Pierre François Olive, 1793-1867; Bell, John, 1796-1872
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Translation of Traité théoretique et pratique des maladies de la peau
Topic: Skin Diseases
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by Richerand, A. (Anthelme), 1779-1840; Mazarem, Joaquim da Rocha, 1775-1849, editor
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Extracts translated from Nosographie chirurgicale
Topics: Inflammation, Ulcer, Fever
The Medical Heritage Library
texts
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Includes bibliographical references
Topics: Dentistry, Medicine
In his preface the author states that this is an almost completely new work, and not merely a revision of John Quincy's Lexicon medicum, which was first published in 1717
Topic: Medicine
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by Salverte, Eusèbe, 1771-1839; Thomson, Anthony Todd, 1778-1849
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Translation of Des sciences occultes
Topics: Occultism, Magic, Parapsychology
"A catalogue of the names of those ladies and gentlemen, who have subscribed for the American herbal"--p. [24]-36
Topics: Plants, Medicinal, Medicine, Traditional, Materia Medica
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by Ruoff, A. J. Friedrich; Okie, A. Howard (Abraham Howard), translator; Humphrey, Gideon, 1779-1872; National Center for Homoeopathy (U.S.), donor. DNLM; American Foundation for Homoeopathy, former owner. DNLM
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Translation of Repertorium für die homöopathische Praxis
Topic: Homeopathy
Issued in 2 parts: v. 1, Authors and titles; v. 2-3, Subjects
Topics: Medicine, Libraries, Medical
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Topic: Medicine
Includes index
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Topics: Medicine, Health
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by Pereira, Jonathan, 1804-1853; Carson, Joseph, 1808-1876; Schlesinger, Edward B., donor
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Edition statement in part from p. [v]
Topic: Materia Medica
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by Pereira, Jonathan, 1804-1853; Carson, Joseph, 1808-1876; Schlesinger, Edward B., donor
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Edition statement in part from p. [v]
Topic: Materia Medica
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by Laurie, Joseph, d. 1865; Hull, Amos Gerald, 1810-1859
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Includes index
Topic: Homeopathy
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by Wilson, Erasmus, Sir, 1809-1884; Wilson, Erasmus, Sir, 1809-1884. Plates illustrative of Wilson on diseases of the skin
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Supplemented by a separately published volume entitled Plates illustrative of Wilson on diseases of the skin. 4th ed. Philadelphia : Blanchard & Lea, 1857
Topics: Skin, Skin Diseases
Includes indexes
Topics: Plants, Medicinal, Phytotherapy
"The first general medical treatise published in the Western Hemisphere." Cf. T. N. Toomey's article with this title in Annals of medical history, n. s., v. 1, p. 215-228
Topics: Medicine, Health
Includes index
Topic: Plants
Running title: Celestial proteccion de la ciudad de Mexico
Topics: Religion and Medicine, Disease Outbreaks, Anniversaries and Special Events
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by Salverte, Eusèbe, 1771-1839; Thomson, Anthony Todd, 1778-1849
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Translation of Des sciences occultes
Topics: Occultism, Magic, Parapsychology
Includes index
Topics: Medicine, Health
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by Pinto, Antonio José de Sousa, ca. 1775-1853; Pinto, Luiz Maria da Silva, 1775-1869
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Includes index
Topic: Materia Medica